LEXINGTON, Ky. — Baptist Health Lexington has earned the top rating of “A” for hospital safety from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit healthcare rating organization.
Twice a year, Leapfrog, a national nonprofit, assigns more than 2,600 hospitals a letter grade from “A” to “F,” publicly reporting the level of quality and safety as determined by its national performance metrics. Leapfrog standards and measures evolve over time and are focused on inpatient care in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harm to patients.
This latest rating marks the sixth time in a row that Baptist Health Lexington has received an “A” grade.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades. It is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public.
To see Baptist Health Lexington’s full grade, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.